Canggu was one of the places I liked best: the relaxed surf- and yoga-vibe, the fantastic food and the sunsets were a dream! I stayed in Canggu for five days, drove the scooter for the first time, partied at the beach, enjoyed a massage, admired the temple and enjoyed my time to the fullest.
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- 1 CANGGU BALI: QUICK GUIDE
- 1.1 Canggu Bali Guide: Accommodation
- 1.2 Food Guide Canggu Bali
- 1.3 Canggu Bali Guide: Going out at night
- 1.4 Guide: Must Dos in and around Canggu
CANGGU BALI: QUICK GUIDE
Canggu Bali Guide: Accommodation
The Chillhouse Canggu
For three days, I stayed at The Chillhouse in Canggu. I already found out about the Surf-/Yoga-/Lifestyle Retreat one year before on Instagram and really warted to stay there! I stayed at a big, cozy room at the Chilla-Villa, with a big and open space bathroom. Breakfast and Dinner was included and it was delicious! Every morning I couldn’t decide what to eat first. At night, mostly there was a buffet from which you could choose your dinner. If I was doing a day trip, I tried to be back in time for dinner – you wouldn’t want to miss that! The most beautiful thing about dinner together? The word “together”! In the morning and at night you could get to know other people so quick, with whom you could start exploring the area! You can book all day tours or surf lessons etc. at the reception of the Chillhouse.
Price: The Chillhouse is not the biggest budget place, but not too pricy either. If you’re in for a treat, you can definitely enjoy yourself here to the fullest and get delicious food – find the full pricelist here.
If you just would like to relax, jump into one of the pools, get a massage of the best, or do Yoga in one of the classes – can definitely do that. I went to one of the Hatha-classes with Frauke in the morning and the athomsphere was really nice and peaceful. You can also take part in the Yoga-classes if you’re not staying at The Chillhouse yourself. Price: around 9 Euros for one class.
Utama Village Canggu
The other two nights I stayed with my friend at Utama Village, which is a little bit out of the city centre of Canggu. Out of that reason, it was time for us to get on the scooters, since everything is reachable in a quick way in Canggu on a scooter. Brendon, who’s running the place with his wife Emily, gave us a little introduction and helped us to get started. He and his wife even took us on a little ride around town, showed us some shortcuts and ways through the rice fields in Canggu. We really liked the accommodation, the room and the big hangmat in the garden and it was so quiet!
Price: We paid about 12 Euros per room per night.
Food Guide Canggu Bali
In Bali you can def get amazing food everywhere. If it’s the national dish Nasi Goreng or delicious food from the West, you can find everything here and we enjoyed it to the fullest.
The minimalistic Crete Cafe had a really relaxed vibe and was so good! At the menu there are many bowls and options for breakfast – but also many vegan options! I had a vegan Chia Pudding and a coffee – yummy!
The Shady Shack
The Shady Shack is the newly opened sister café of the Betelnut Cafe and I really liked it! At the menu, you can find many tasty dishes, therefore we found it pretty hard to decide. In the end we decided for the hummus-wraps and a Buddha Bowl (it was the right choice). Here you can also buy some ecological mosquito spray in the store (which actually helps) and some more eco products.
The Betelnut Café
I have to stop saying that any café we went to was really good. We had some affordable burgers at the Betelnut Café and were super full afterwards. By the way: You get tap water for free here.
Canggu Bali Guide: Going out at night
The bachbar at Echo Beach is one of the classics for backpackers and locals, if you’re in for a fun night. Here you can also grab a late dinner, drink a beer at the beach or enjoy the music of the live-band.
The Sandbar was one of the coolest outdoor-partie, I have ever been to. It seems to be like the sandbar doesn’t take place at a set place, but is always an organized party somewhere else. But you party right at the beach!
At Deus Machine you can not only dance to good music, but there is also a skatepark close to the dancing area. There is a pretty cool vibe and sadly the night ended way too early for us – at Ramadan the clubs are only open until midnight.
Guide: Must Dos in and around Canggu
Watch the sunset at Tanah Lot Tempel
The Tanah Lot Temple is one of the most famous temples in Bali! It is only 15 minutes drive from Canggu, and you can either come really early in the morning (and have the place for yourself), or come with all the other tourists for the sunset. I went for the sunset with some other travelers and it was beautiful! Tip: Don’t make the mistake to leave right away once the sun is gone – most of the times the sky just starts to lighten up afterwards with the most beautiful colors in the sky.
Have a drink at The Lawn at Echo Beach
The bar The Lawn is right at Echo Beach – so it’s also perfect for the sunset. The bar is a little more pricy, but bring your swimsuit – so you can enjoy your drink at the small infinity pool.
Watch the sunset at the rice terraces
Around Canggu you can find many Richfields, where you can enjoy the sunsets. We walked for around ten minutes far from The Chillhouse and went into a little open bar, from which you had a great view over the rice fields – we were the only tourists there.
Stroll around the shops at Love Anchor
At Love Anchor you can find different stores and cafés and just enjoy some time here while strolling through. You can definitely try to bargain here though.
Surf, go for a walk or relax at Echo Beach in Canggu
In Canggu people who are into surfing can have a first try or ride the waves as pros. The ones who are more into Yoga like me, can grab a drink at one of the beach bars and sit at the beach and watch all the surfers.
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More to read for your trip to Bali
- Lonely Planet Bali, Lombok & Nusa Tenggara
- Lost Guides Bali & Islands: A Unique, Stylish and Offbeat Travel Guide to Bali and Its Surrounding Islands
- Bali: The Solo Girl’s Travel Guide
Hope you have an amazing trip to Bali! ☀️🌴
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